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Criminal Justice Degree Provides Multitude of Job Options

by Tim Brunicardi on March 13, 2019

Students who graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice have the option to follow one of many different career paths.

Some of the more traditional job options graduates have to choose from includes becoming a police officer, a corrections officer, or a dispatcher. However, other graduates might decide to further their education and become cybersecurity experts, paralegals, or even lawyers.

Additional career possibilities for Criminal Justice besides those mentioned above include:

  • Caseworker: Works with victims of domestic violence and children in protective custody.
  • Victim Advocacy: Assists victims in search of restitution for wrongs done to them.
  • Police Officer: Keep the general public safe.
  • Security Officer: Patrol and secure businesses and institutions of higher learning in order to keep employees and students safe.
  • Probation Officer: Works with people guilty of crimes who have been sentenced to probation instead of incarceration.
  • Parole Officer: Assist parolees who are transitioning from jail or prison back into society.corrections officer
  • Corrections Officer: Works in jails and prisons dealing with inmates.
  • Youth Detention Counselor: Works with young people who have taken actions that have placed them in the criminal justice system.
  • Insurance Investigator: Investigates potentially fraudulent insurance claims.
  • Cybersecurity Investigator: Investigates computer-oriented crimes such as hacking.
  • Evidence Tech: Gathers crucial evidence from a crime scene and keeps it secure.
  • Private Detective: Performs surveillance duties and collects evidence for private clients on a confidential basis.
  • Fish and Game Warden: Works in forest preserves, public waterways, and national parks protecting the natural habitats of the local wildlife.
  • State Trooper: Upholds and enforces laws that apply to commercial vehicles.
  • U.S. Postal Inspector: Investigates crimes that involve the postal service.
  • Blood Splatter Analyst: Visits crime scenes to locate and preserve blood samples.

Where Can I Get a Degree in Criminal Justice?

Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH offers a Criminal Justice program. In only 2 years you could graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice-Major in Law Enforcement degree.

For more information, contact Program Manager, Lea Wandling, by email at wandlingl@hocking.edu or by phone at (740) 753-7188.

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